The goal of making a lasting social change goes through the empowerment of youth and in GAME this is obtained, among other things, through the GAME Empowerment Method, which empowers youth by enhancing their life skills through street sports and culture.
The GAME Empowerment Method and its Life skills are the fundamentals behind working with all the GAME volunteers and they are embedded in all GAME Playmaker Camps and curriculum, in the documentation of the impact and down to every drill.
THREE LEVELS OF LIFE SKILLS
Life skills refer to the skills needed to effectively deal with the changes, challenges and opportunities of daily life.
The GAME Empowerment Method works with three levels:
– Individual Life Skills Level
– Group Life Skills Level
– Community Level
The skills are personal abilities to deal constructively with oneself, to deal with others and to actively engage in society.
The GAME user survey shows that a majority of all volunteers across the world have learned things that they can use in other areas of life, they are better at handling conflicts, and they have increased their motivation for participating in volunteer work or shaping their community after participating in GAME.
By enhancing the life skills of youth, GAME enables them to take leadership roles and to take a broader societal responsibility in addressing issues relevant to their community. These life skills help young people become active citizens, who can make their voices heard and to be co-creators of peaceful, equal and democratic communities.
THE GAME ACADEMY
The GAME Academy is an online and publicly accessible education curriculum and exercise toolbox that enables motivated people in and outside GAME to start up their activities out on the street, no matter where they are. The Empowerment Method is embedded in all of the drills.